Dimly lit photograph of Jo Malone Lavender and Lovage candle. The candle is lit.

6 of the Best Winter Candles.

I love candles. From low end to high end, fresh and floral to spicy and warm. Over the years I have tried so many different scents and brands, here are a few of my current favourite candles for winter.

Dimly lit photograph of Jo Malone Lavender and Lovage candle. The candle is lit.

The White Company – Winter Botanical Large Candle. (£38)

Probably the most aesthetically pleasing candle I own, scented with cinnamon, oranges and cloves, the sturdy wax walls of this candle are filled with cinnamon sticks, orange slices and berries which stay in place even after the middle has burned down. We get this one every year and it always makes me feel super festive. Slightly less practical now that Rosie is running around, it may be time to switch to the smaller ones.

Jo Malone – Lavender and Lovage / Pomeranate Noir. (£49)

I have picked 2 Jo Malone candles as I think my favourite Lavender and Lovage has sadly been discontinued. If you can get hold of it, I would highly recommend stocking up. Slightly more herbal and aromatic than my other winter picks, it is perfect for relaxing in the bath after a long evening wrapping gifts. 

Probably their most recognised fragrances, Pomegranate Noir is a decadent, luxurious candle. Fruity pomegranate is counteracted with earthy Iris notes to create a scent that lasts hours. This is one that you can smell throughout the whole house.

Wickford Co – Gingerbread  (£2.99) Not available online.

If you haven’t tried these candles from Home Bargains, then you must! One of the strongest throws of fragrance and it is one of the cheapest on the market. Sugary and sweet but with enough spice to stop it from making you feel queasy, you can also 

Elemis – Joyful Glow (£32)

I can’t think of anything that I have bought from Elemis and not liked, and their range of candles are massively underrated. Coming in slightly different jars each year my favourite so far has got to be Joyful Glow – a blend of orange, vanilla and cinnamon. 

Yankee Candle – Christmas Eve (£23.99)

I have had both the large candle and the wax melts in the aptly named Christmas Eve fragrance and I have another candle ready for this year. Still featuring cinnamon (clearly one of my favourite candle scents) but alongside sugared plums and prailine, this is a much less intense fragrance and would be perfect for a gift.


Now I wish I could include one of my all time favourite festive candles, Laura Mercier’s Roasted Chestnut candle but unfortunately it has long been discontinued. Fingers crossed it returns to counters again because it is incredible. 

If I had to pick one candle for winter it would be the White Company Winter Candle, closely followed by the Wickford & Co. What are your favourite winter candles?

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  • Timmy

    Oh The White Company’s Winter is so delicious, the epitome of Christmas and you are right, it is a really pleasing one to have on display!

    I still think that Harper’s Candles Not Even a Mouse is my favourite Christmas scent, it is warm and cosy and allegedly smells like Chirstmas pudding (which I do not like) but lighting the first one in December is one of the things I look forward to most about this season. So much so I am currently awaiting a delivery of 4 more!

    • Sophie

      I haven’t tried the Not Even a Mouse scent but I love the mint chocolate one! I think even when the White Company one has run out I could pop a couple of battery operated tea lights inside

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